Italian Waffle Sandwiches (Low Carb & Gluten Free)
One thing is for sure, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is well known by the health benefits thanks to the monounsaturated fats content. I bet we all have a bottle of this cooking oil in our kitchen, but another thing is for sure, not every olive oil is made equally.
This post is kindly sponsored by Life Extension, The Science of a Healthier Life but all opinions are mine.
I included their California Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this exquisite and simple recipe! A great and delicious way to get the benefits of this product that might be on repeat no matter the season!
About these Italian Waffle Sandwiches:
These waffles are simply epic! I'm a true believer that waffles are such a fun food whether is comes in a savory or sweet presentation, and combined with those italian flavors and vibes... this recipe is going to rock your world in such a healthy way too!
These waffles are gluten free and low carb! Instead of wheat flour we are using one of my favorite alternatives: almond flour! This alternative not only makes this recipe gluten free and lower in carbs but it also adds an extra dose of those healthy fats!
The key to a good Italian inspired meal? Well, if you ask me is about herbs, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cheese! In this occasion I'm adding from fresh basil from my garden, fresh ricotta cheese and of course California Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Why choosing California Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
As a nutritionist I know this as a fact. Quality matters when it comes to foods and something I tell my clients, family and friends is that cooking oils are a game changer if you get the right one and use them correctly.
I bet you already have a bottle of olive oil in your pantry since we know that it's good for us, right? Here are some benefits of incorporating California Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
This is USDA-certified organic, and made with handpicked and fresh milled olives.
Life Extension's Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is also unfiltered and cold-pressed.
Contains 3 times the antioxidant polyphenols of commercial oils (it has over 800 mg/kg!)
Its nutritional content helps maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol.
Great support for endothelial function & cardiovascular health.
When it comes to picking a better option, you have to check their ambar or dark bottle since oils can be sensible to light. I really noticed it from the California Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottle. This is important to avoid oxidation of those polyphenols!
Plus and a nutrition geek and foodie it always gives me an extra feel of confidence when you know that the company does their research in order to provide only the best quality to their clients, California Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has 40 years of research dedicated to bringing you premium, scientifically-validated formulations.
Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Italian Waffle Sandwiches:
And for spices, adding real salt, pepper and garlic really amps up any taste and aroma to the recipes; a must and another sneaky way to get some micronutrients such as minerals from the sea salt. Plus please let's not forget about that fresh basil and organic extra virgin olive oil that will add even more nutrients and great taste.
The full instructions and ingredient list is listed below. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!
Overall this recipe is:
Quick and Easy
Meal Prep Friendly
The end result
These waffle sandwiches turned out so good, cheesy, aromatic and flavorful! Plus easy to make, I really enjoyed the combination of the ricotta cheese with the cooked bell peppers and along with the garlic, fresh basil and oil oil... it was the perfect formula!
Great for lunch, breakfast or dinner! Even if you are a picky eater, you'll enjoy this healthy and nutrient dense recipe from beginning to end, such a hug of Italian comfort in a recipe that you might want to make a second batch!
Not boring or complicated! This are a great lunch for kids and grown ups. Pro tip: You can prepare the waffles separately and enjoy them later as a side dish too. You can bae them or air fry them for an extra crispy touch.
This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and super fresh, great for a brunch, lunch and even a dinner. This recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple ingredients! And just an amazing Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil! #LifeExtension #HealthScience
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Italian Waffle Sandwiches
By María Fernanda López
Serves 8 servings
1/2 cup of almond flour
2 tbsp of coconut flour
1 tsp of sea salt
1 cup of fresh ricotta cheese
1 piece of red bell pepper
1/4 cup of unsweetened marinara sauce
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of real salt
1/8 tsp of garlic
For the waffles:
Add all the ingredients into a blender and mix well, approximately 20 seconds.
Pour about 1/3 cup of the mix into a mini waffle maker and cook for 4 minutes.
Slice and remove the seeds from the bell peppers and cook them in a skillet until soft.
Add the ricotta cheese, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, spices, herbs and mix well.
Serve with waffles and enjoy!
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